Vietnamese food has become popular around the world especially in the United States. You may be familiar with the two best known Vietnamese dishes – spring rolls and Pho, which are indeed the best representation of Vietnamese cuisine. Why not try this outstanding dish next? Grilled Pork Skewers!
Spices, noodles, vegetables, and great herbs all play big roles in Vietnamese cuisine. Vietnamese cuisine is about balancing different flavors, spicy, sour, bitter, salty, and sweet.
The most important part of this grilled pork skewers recipe is the marinade because it defines the flavor profile of these pork skewers — a sweet and salty harmonious combination of flavors. When choosing the meat, a fatty piece of pork meat is ideal to prevent the skewers from drying out. The fatty piece of meat will also create a burst of flavor. The meat will melt upon being grilled, leaving a shiny finish that coats the entire skewers.
You can garnish the skewers with a few sesame seeds, chopped scallion and cilantro if you like. Some finely minced basil and lime juice would also be nice additions.
These Vietnamese-style grilled pork skewers are perfect to serve with piping hot jasmine rice or delicious roasted potatoes. And you can also pair this with a bowl of delicious Thai-styled cauliflower rice.
This grilled pork recipe is perfect with a bottle of medium-bodied red wine such as the following:
- Cabernet Franc